Butchers Block Transformation

Butchers Block Transformation

I just had to show you my latest transformation, and definitely the most ‘wow’ change in furniture I have ever done. You’ll be amazed!

I’ve been looking for weeks for a butchers block for the middle of the kitchen but I just couldn’t find what I wanted. Brand new everything I liked was too expensive, and everything in budget was too cheap looking. Secondhand anything decent was too far away. I was starting to lose hope…

And then my mum sent me a picture of a unit that she’d seen advertised in her local area. I thought “this absolutely could work!”

I bought it for £55 and set to sanding it down…

The top looks beautiful doesn’t it? I’d already planned to leave the top raw but when I saw it like this it just confirmed that that’s what needed to happen!

Butchers Block Transformation The Crazy Farmer\'s Wife

I knew I was going to paint the bottom but I couldn’t settle on a colour. I wanted a colour pop, so it couldn’t be grey like the units. I didn’t want it to blend in. Maybe pink? My taste has changed lately and my love for pastel, and mainly pinks have evolved into a more industrial farmhouse kitchen with lots of black, and metal, and wood but I still have a lot of pink in the kitchen and I love how it pops out at you from all the black and white, but still pink might totally ruin the tiny pink pops from around the room.

I knew what colour it had to be… I just didn’t know if I was brave enough. It was a bold move, nevertheless I swallowed my nerves and headed to the Handyman store…

Butchers Block Transformation The Crazy Farmer\'s Wife
Even the word ‘carbon’ scared me!

They only had satin finish in store which I’ve never used before but I got it anyway and set to painting. Instantly I knew I’d made the right choice…

Words can’t even describe how proud I am of myself. Whilst I was painting Farmer Ben came in and said “if you’d have told me a year ago that you were going to start doing up your own furniture I’d have been a bit worried, but you are smashing it!” and do you know what? For once, I am confident that I have. I have absolutely, totally smashed it!

Butchers Block Transformation The Crazy Farmer\'s Wife
Butchers Block Transformation The Crazy Farmer\'s Wife

You really can do anything you set your mind to! 😊

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    Elaine Cash
    Posted at 15:06h, 07 February Reply

    Just one word ….. Amazeballs 👊💞 xXx

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